Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Holiday and Christmas tree fire safety outreach materials

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Holiday fire safety infographic

Holiday Fire Safety Infographic

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Holiday fire safety posters

Focus on Fire Safety: Holiday Fire Safety

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Focus on Fire Safety: Holiday Fire Safety

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Outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration

Help increase awareness about holiday fires in your community with these messages and free materials.

Facts about home holiday fires

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Public service announcement: holiday fire safety

Video clip: dry tree versus high moisture tree fire

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires annually. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Well-watered trees are not a problem. A dry and neglected tree can be.

This dramatic clip illustrates what happens when fire touches a dry tree and a properly maintained, well-watered tree. Please download and share this clip on your website and social media networks.

Additional video formats, transcript

WMV, 8.6 MBComparison of dry tree and properly maintained (high moisture) tree fires
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Safety hang tag for Christmas tree retailers

Christmas Tree Fire Safety Hang Tag Side 1 Christmas Tree Fire Safety Hang Tag Side 2

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Order our free Christmas tree fire safety hang tag to remind your customers how to care for a live tree in their homes. Order »

Stock photography

Use these free, high resolution photos to customize your materials and help spread the word in your community about battery-operated flameless candles and candle fire safety.

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Social media messages

Copy and paste these messages to your social media accounts and ask your followers to share.


a photo of flameless candles

You are welcome to use this photo of flameless candles to go with your social media posts.


This holiday season, consider using battery-operated flameless candles. They look and smell real! Learn more about candle fire safety from the U.S. Fire Administration at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/holiday.shtm

Fire Prevention and Public Education Exchange

The Exchange serves as a centralized location for national, state and local fire prevention and life safety practices and public education materials that organizations may wish to share with other communities. Visit the Exchange.

Outreach materials from other organizations

The U.S. Fire Administration recommends the following organizations as trusted and reliable sources for free outreach materials you can use to help prevent home fires in your community during the holiday season.

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